Citi Partners with the World's Largest Gathering
of Islamic Finance Leaders

Industry leaders are marking their calendars to attend the 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2009), the world's largest gathering of Islamic finance leaders, to shape new directions in the global Islamic finance industry and to participate first-hand in critical discussions that will map the next phase of evolution in the industry.

Citi confirms their participation in the 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference as Platinum & Transaction Banking Partner.

"Citi and the WIBC have a long standing relationship with the Middle East. By working together we believe we can share our breadth of global and local experiences with GCC businesses and provide them with a unique insight into how the investment industry is evolving, especially on the Shari'a-compliance front."

Steve Donovan
Managing Director, Head of Middle East
Global Transaction Services


WIBC 2009 is an opportune platform for post-crisis discussions as financial institutions grapple with the need to seek new growth markets, strengthen risk management frameworks, and deliver on market expectations as well as remain competitive. The theme for WIBC 2009 – “New Strategies for New Economic Realities” reflects the fresh outlook that the leading institutions will have to adopt as they compete in an increasingly challenging landscape.

The keynote plenary session at WIBC 2009 will focus on repositioning business strategies for the new economic realities.

Keynote Plenary Session: Industry Leaders' Perspectives

Re-Thinking Growth Strategies in the Context of the Global Economic Crisis

Key Discussion Points:

  • What are the new business strategies for the new economic realities?
  • What are the risks to ongoing industry success in the context of the turmoil in the international financial markets?
  • Diversifying the revenue base of Islamic financial institutions
  • Is the market ready for consolidation?